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that his second election ratified the new obama coalition and the new shape of the electorate he so too hopes his second term will speak to that. >> rose: we conclude this evening with part one of a two-part conversation about the presidency of barack obama and the next four years joined by doris kearns goodwin, jon meacham, bob woodward, bob caro, and michael beschloss. >> i know it's the consensus that we're -- barack obama has to do is get along with the republicans. i'd like to say something about that. president obama is fond of quoting-- and if he isn't, i am-- martin luther king's statement "the moral arc of the universe bends slowly but it bends towards justice." in the first term, president obama did bend that moral arc. he got health insurance, peace of mind for more than 30 million people. the bill may be floored but it's passed. in the second term i see a sort of differently. everyone's attacking the moral arc of justice-- social security medicare everyone's saying we have to cut it bck. that's the great safety net for the american people. i almost see him as a defender. he
can change this country as president obama talked about in 2008, you know, the change you can believe in, the change you'll work for. >> what's president obama done for labor in these last four years? >> well, i think he's tried to do quite a bit. i think in his heart he definitely supports, you know, working families. you know, part of the outcome piece, is what gets through the u.s. congress. so he definitely supported health care bill much more like speaker pelosi's tn what we ended up getting through the senate finance committee onto the senate floor and eventually adopted a year later. he definitely supported workers' rights legislation. he definitely supported much more aggressive moves to stop the foreclosures. he definitely supported climate change. so part of this is really, you know, we would love to see more active white house support for these democracy initiatives so that the change that i'm sure he still believes in had some reality to it instead of just, you know, on the back bench somewhere. >> did he fight hard enough? i don't want to put you on the spot -- yeah, i wa
>> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> this week, the sec inauguration of barack obama. >> we reject that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in a generation that will build its future. >> where does he go from here? th benghazi hearings. hillary clinton on the carpet. >> had i been present at the time, i would have excuse you from your post. >> it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. >> lifting the ban on women in combat. >> i think america's daughters are just as capable as defending freedom as their sons are. >> you do not want to miss with mary jo. mary joe does not intimidate easily. >> the second obama administration began with an 19- minute 2114-word address that senate minority leader mitch mcconnell described as an unabashedly left-of-center speech that broughback memoriesf the democratic party of ages past. >> our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the immigrants who still see america as a land of oppor
for this moment and we will seize it so long as we seize it together. >> ifill: president obama called for unity and equality in his second inaugural address, delivered today on the west front of the capitol. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. we devote tonight's newshour to the 57th inauguration. with full coverage of the pageantry, the ceremonial swearing-in, the speech, the parade, and more. >> ifill: ray suarez reports on the sights and sounds from the nation's mall, where hundreds of thousands of people from around the country and the world gathered to witness today's events. >> we don't think we'll have one like this president in my lifetime. we're just delighted to be a part of this. >> brown: mark shields and david brooks offer analysis. >> ifill: on this day that coincides with the martin luther king, jr., holiday, we get perspective from presidential historians richard norton smith, annette gordon reed, and beverly gage. >> brown: and we close with the words of a student poet, inspired by the second inaugural to write and perform her work, "change." >> like
on the national mall in washington, d.c. where, in exactly one hour, president barack obama will be publicly sworn in for his second term as the 44th president of the united states. good morning. i'm gwen eiffel and welcome to his pbs news hour special coverage of today's nailingration. >> i'm jeffrey brown. it's a bright sunny day here in washington. temperatures remain in the 30's. that's a bit warmer than four years ago for the president's first inauguration. that of course saw a record-setting crowd, nearly 2 millioneople. no one is expecting anything quite like that this time around but still, folks have been finding spaces on the mall tonight since the sun came up. you can see them setting up spots now. we will be covering the entire inaugural ceremony live. and if you're not at your tv you can watch our live stream on our home page at news hour.pbs.org or follow us on twitter. >> this earmarks the 150th anniversary of the man'spation proclamation. you can see bill and hillary clinton on the podium. there are also people there celebrating the election of the first african-american president.
and michael beschloss. >> i think par of what obama has to do in history is one line in the chart is the decline in household income. median household income. it's been falling for 12 years, the american dream a phrase going into the 1930's is in genuine peril, i'm not being yogi bear saying we're at the fork in the road and we should take the fork. it's a fact and the opportunity is going away. there may be a good business cycle coming but we know the long term trend here is heading in the wrong direction. >> rose: james taylor and presidentialis historians and journalists when we continue. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: james taylor's one of the most recognized voices in american music. the five-time grammy award winner sold close to 100 million albums. he's equally celebrated for his guitar playing, his lyrics and his distinct baritone voice. in 2011 taylor was awarded national medal of arts from the whitehouse and highest arne for artistic achievement. yesterday he performed president obama's seco
captioning sponsored b macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: a federal court ruled president obama's appointments to the national labor relations board made during a congressional recess were unconstitutional. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> sreenivasan: and i'm hari sreenivasan. on the newshour tonight, we get the latest on the decision and the reaction from the white house. >> brown: then, we hear from two of our newshour colleagues on the road: margaret warner reports from jerusalem on moves in israel to form a new coalition government. >> sreenivasan: and ray suarez updates the high-powered meetings of heads of state, business leaders, and others at thworld economic forum in davos, switzerland. >> brown: from mali, lindsey hilsum looks at tensions caused by government troops as they advance into islamist territory. >> sreenivasan: spencer michels has a story about trash and one city's crusade to eliminate all of it. >> reporter: san francisco boasts that it recycles 80% of all garbage, and is aiming for zero waste. but some skeptics don't believe it. >> brown: plus, mark sh
>>> reaching across the aisle, barack obama calls for unity as he embarks on his second term. he avoided the words democrat and republicans. he made it clear he wants the political stripes to work together. obama was sworn in in public, something he had done in private the day before. former president, state governors and members of congress braved the cold alongside him. >> i barack hussein obama faithfully swear. that will i will execute the president of office of united states. >> obama described his priori priorities for the second term. he said prosperity must rest on the shoulders of a rising middle class. >> no single person can give our children what they need for the future or build the roads and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores. we must do these things as one nation and one people. >> obama begins his term with several battles looming. he's try to work with the republicans to revamp laws and avoid defaulting on the national debt. ♪ and the rockets red glare ♪ the bombs bursting in air >> pop star beyonce sang the national anthem. h
obama as the marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at andrews. i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters, and the wives left alone to raise their children. >> rose: questions about the accuracy of the administration's initial depiction of the events elicited a heated response. >> the fact is we had four dead americans. >> i understand. >> was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out fair walk one night who decided they'd go kill some americans. what difference at this point does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from everything happening again, senator. >> rose: secretary clinton's testimony today may be her last major appearance in a diplomatic role. she hands over the reigns to senator john kerry after his confirmation. joining me now from washington, david ignatius of the "washington post." later we'll talk to michael gordon of the "new york times." david, as you watched this today, did it answer all the questions? >> well, it was-- it was a ve
, it's not just about policy, it's personal. >> i stood next to president obama as the marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at andrews. i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters, and the wives left alone to raise their children. >> ifill: but sparks flew when senate republicans accused the obama administration of deceiving the nation by initially suggesting the benghazi attack was something other than terrorism. senator ron johnson of wisconsin: >> we were misled that there were supposedly protests and then something sprang out of that, an assault sprang out of that. and that was easily ascertained that that was not the fact... >> but could-- but, you know... >> ...and the american people could have known that within days, and they didn't know that. >> and-- with all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans. >> i understand. >> was it because of a protest, or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some americans? what difference, at this point, does it make? it is our
sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: president obama announced his nominees today to run two key financial regulatory agencies. he tapped mary jo white to chair the securities and exchange commission. she's a former federal prosecutor in new york, with a long record of prosecuting financial fraud and other white- collar crimes. >> if confirmed by theenate, i look forward to committing all of my energies to working with my fellow commissioners and the extremely dedicated and talented men and women of the staff of the s.e.c. to fulfill the agency's mission to protect investors, and to ensure the strength, efficiency, and transparency of our capital markets. >> sreenivasan: the president re-nominated richard cordray to lead the consumer financial protection bureau. the former ohio attorney general has held that position for the last year, but his temporary appointment will expire in december. >> we understand that our mission is to stand on the side of consumers: our mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters and see that they're treated fairly. for more than a year we've been focused
.s. president barack obama has picked mary joe white to head the securities and exchanges commission. obama made the announcement on thursday. he said the sec played a critical role during the financial crisis but it needed street.uch more to reform wall >>e need to keep going after irresponsible behavior in the financial industry so the taxpayers don't pay the price. i'm absolutely confident that mary jo has the experience and the resolve to tackle these complex issues and protect the american people in a way that is smart and in a way that is fair. >> white served as a u.s. attorney in new york and led investigations on financial crimes and terrorist attacks, including the 1993 bombing of the world trade center. white said she'll devote herself to protecting investors and ensuring the transparency of u.s. capital markets. the obama administration is pushing for financial reform to avoid a recurrence of the financial crisis. japan's toyota motors and bmw group have teamed up. executives from the two automakers announced the collaboration in japan. >> we have high hopes for this project as it pr
-in ceremony, the obamas attended a special worship service at st. john's episcopal church. protestant, catholic and jewish leaders were part of the service, which was closed to cameras. then, the public ceremony began with an invocation by myrlie evers-williams, widow of slain civil rights leader medgar evers and the first laywoman to give an inaugural prayer. >> we invoke the prayers of our grandmothers, who taught us to pray, god, make me a blessing. >> reporter: music included the brooklyn tabernacle choir. >> the oath i have sworn before you today, like the one recited by others who serve in this capitol, was an oath to god and country. >> reporter: the president cited god many times in his address. he laid out a liberal vision to the nation, which included an explicit endorsement of gay rights. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: that was praised by some faith-based leaders who called this "the most lgbt-friendly" inauguration in history. but religious conservatives were critical, calling the s
obama's second term began with an inter-faith prayer service at washington's national cathedral. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight, what's ahead for the next four years? we explore the vision and the agda laid out in the president's inaugural address. >> brown: then, from tel aviv, margaret warner reports on the israeli elections, as prime minister benjamin netanyahu's party was on track to stay in power by a narrow margin. netanyahu tries to put together, it's sure to include new faces and new agendas that will influence the country. >> ifill: we examine a new study on concussions, showing the impact of hard hits on the brains of living but retired n.f.l. players. >> i go through stages where i think how come i can't remember that and i always wondered are these age-related or are they conclusion related? >> brown: and we mark the 40th anniversary of the "roe v. wade" decision by the supreme court, with a look at the strategies of abortion rights advocates and opponents. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for
by a former federal prosecutor. president obama today named mary jo white as his choice for s.e.c. chair. as u.s. attorney in the southern district of new york, white helped prosecute mob bosses and terrorists. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: no one on wall street could miss the significance of picking a former federal prosecutor to lead the securities and exchange commission. the president drove the point home saying mary jo white had taken down the head of the gambino crime family, the terorists who bombed the world trade center, and many others. >> i'd say that's a pretty good run. you don't want to mess with mary jo. >> reporter: the s.e.c. has struggled to rebuild it's reputation and stature following the madoff scandal and the financial crisis and white signaled she would be an active reformer. >> the s.e.c., long a vital and positive force for the markets has a lot of hard and important work ahead of it. i would welcome the opportunity to lead those efforts. >> reporter: the president says white isn't easily intimidated, a requirement for the job facing the s.e.c. >> we need to keep
in to libya, about her -- she was flying around earning her million miles there was no challenge in the obama doctrine what we were doing overseas. she was not really forceful enough i think in using the position, i don't think she agreed with it because i don't know a lot of people who realized it. she was critical of obama's -- >> wait a second. >> i think she felt the whole time should have pushed back. >> but you think four years from now if she runs, as everybody assumes she's going to, that this will still be a live issue? >> i think republicans will try to make eight live issue, of course they will. it's politics. i think that she has fantastic record, she's been hailed as one of those songt and bst secretary of states tha we've ever had. by people in both parties. and so, i think that she came out stronger on this. i think she handled herself well. i think it's insulting to sit there talk about making her million miles and drinking her wine. >> she was. >> when the -- >> not when our embassy was under attack. condoleezza was not in -- >> let me bring thatth back down to policy and pol
julia coronado joins us. wall street kicked off the first trading day of president obama's second term with solid gains. helping push the blue chips higher were better than expected results from a cautious but hopeful dupont. the dow rose 62 points, the nasdaq added eight, and the s&p up 6.5 points. >> susie: today's gains extend a strong stretch of stock buying, one that began before the new year. despite concerns about corporate profits and debt negotiations in washington, investors are finally embracing equities again. suzanne pratt reports. >> reporter: perhaps it's optimism about a fresh start in washington, or maybe it's that the economy is finally building a stronger foundation. whatever the cause, the effect is that the dow, s&p 500 and nasdaq are all are up more than 4% in the first three weeks of this year. wall street veteran art cashin says with interest rates still so low, investors have a new taste for equities, particularly pension funds. >> they've got to up their risk profile, and therefore they're going to buy stocks. and some of that money is coming in not wildly, no
with students first is important. would i rather be in dc as the chancellor? absolutely. >> barack obama is projected to be the next president of the united states. >> they thought success would breed success. >> their leadership told the members, "no, just say no." >> he was in a positioto mak demas, a he didn't >> he's the first nobel peace prize winner with a kill list. >> now he gets another chance to be the guy who united the country. >> frontline takes you inside obama's presidency. >> go to pbs.org/frontline for a closer look at the landscape f education reform in america. read adell cothorne's federal whistleblower suit and yesterday's announcement y the us department of education that it did not identify widespread cheing in response to her cplai. and connect to the frontline community on facebook and twitter or tell us what you think at pbs.org/frontline. >> frontlinis made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. and by the corporation for public broadcasting. major support for frontline is provided by the john d. ancatherine marthur f
are wondering is this a signal from president obama that he's going to take a hard line on these budget and deficit talks by choosing a man like jack lew. what do you think? >> i think it is. i think one of the key aspects of the second-term agenda regarding the economy and fiscal policy is to achieve a stable debt situation by the time the administration is heading out of town. and interestingly, based on some spending cuts and tax increases that have been implemented so far, we're pretty close. and ja lewntimately knows what itakes toet om he to there. now, i think you, also, to, about other issues of the treasury's beat, international currency, financial markets, implementing the dodd-frank issue. as i mentioned, financial reform is still incomplete. so jack lew is going to have to oversee those as well. >> susie: let me get back to the budget issue. jack lew was also the architect of this sequester mechanism. a lot of people are worried if that kicks in, the automatic spending cuts, that, you know, that would really be a bad thing for the economy. some democrats are surprisingly say
or the re-election of president obama that this will provide some wind for our sails. >> rose: thank you for coming. great to see you. >> thank you. >> rose: great to see you against. >> thank you,. >> rose: thank you very much. >> fdingor charlie re has been provided by the coca-cola company, supporting this program since 2002. and american express
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